From Fox 5:

Douglasville Man Fires Gun, Barricades Himself in Home

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX Atlanta) — Authorities are negotiating with an armed man who sequestered himself in a Douglas County home after officers tried to serve a warrant.

A spokesman for the U.S. Marshall’s office in Atlanta, James Ergas, said officers have been negotiating with 56-year-old David Spence since about 5 a.m. Monday when he fired at authorities trying to arrest him on aggravated stalking charges. No one was injured by the gunfire.

Douglas County Chief Deputy Stan Copeland said Spence allowed his girlfriend to leave the house after officers arrived. Her name has not been released.

Authorities say the warrant is related to an incident in Paulding County. Copeland said Spence has a long history of violent crimes.

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